Audio Vision: Another Hint To Why 'Un-thinkable' Is One Of Alicia Keys' Finest Hours

Friday, January 15, 2010

Please, please let me get what I want...said The Smiths, and I what I want is for Alicia Keys to stop serving us that cake walk called "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" and release "Unthinkable (I'm Ready)" as a single. Now. This instant. Without hesitation.

She seems like she's poised to do it, as she's been sneakily peppering it into some performance set lists, but this performance at the AOL Sessions, proves why this is one of Keys' finest hours this side of  2003's "Diary". But you know this already. The Sessions performance is quite luxe, the band is on the mark and Moody Alicia is in the building, and yes, I like her this way. Why? To me, when Alicia strips things down to a simpler bone on a ballad, she really soars. I say she should release this to get herself out of the trenches of middle ground soul she's been squatting in as of late. But alas, what will probably happen is someone will screw it up and release her cut with Beyonce, "Put It In A Love Song" instead just because it'll appeal to the kiddies who can't seem have the attention span to appreciate a classy and well-thought out ballad.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this song is just amazing, but then Alicia is someone within music who consistently puts out great music.

    This should definitely be a single.


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